Workers' Compensation Safety Board of Nova Scotia

Returning to Work

The longer an injured worker stays off the job, the more complex the situation becomes and the less likely they are to recover and return to work in a timely manner. Work is the single biggest contributing factor to injury recovery. It gives people a sense of self-worth and provides income they rely on to support their families.

While injury prevention is the best way to keep workers safe and reduce overall costs, putting an effective return-to-work program in place is the best way to manage the impact of an injury. The WCB Nova Scotia is entirely funded through employer premiums, so reducing injuries and controlling costs when an injury occurs is the most effective way to reduce your premiums.